Are you drawn
to deepening your spirituality?
to serving the poor and the marginalized?
to relationship with others who share the spirit, heritage and mission of Mercy?
We invite you to explore Mercy Associates
An associate member of the Sisters of Mercy is a woman or man who agrees to share the Mercy community life and mission in the tradition of Catherine McAuley through ministry, prayer, study, retreats, celebrations and bonds of friendship. Joined together, Associates and Sisters of Mercy strive to support one another through prayer, participation in community life, and service to those with whom they live and work.
"I see the Associates as a call...a drawing to spirituality, to community and to compassion. At the same time, I do not see the Associates as replacing vowed life, but accompanying it."
--Johna Peterson, associate, hospice and palliative care nurse
Groups of pre-associates meet throughout the year in various sites throughout the West Midwest for orientation. Following the reorganization of the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community, West Midwest Associate Co-Directors Ann Dufour and Trish Trout were appointed in March 2010.
Trish Trout (
) is the local leader of associates in
The West Midwest Community Associate Area Coordinators (below) work with Ann and Trish to organize and communicate with local associate groups and their leaders. Contact the Area Coordinator for your state for information about Association.
- Ann Dufour and Trish Trout are interim Area Coodinators for
Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and North Dakota.They will support local leaders until the position is filled.